Einat Peles, PhD, Israel

Dr. Einat Peles is a clinical Epidemiologist and the Research Director of the Research Unit at the Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment & Research, in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel, and a senior lecturer in Department of Psychiatry in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Involved in the addiction field for more than 10 years, she is a leading researcher in the area of opioid addiction, concentrating on methadone maintenance patients. She conducts epidemiological and longitudinal studies in the areas of retention, hepatitis C seroconversion from her clinic, and a “twin” clinic in Las Vegas. Dr. Peles published more than 50 peer-review scientific papers specifically dealing with methadone maintenance treatment, pain, sleep, cognitive, and psychiatric comorbidity. A QTc monitoring report was accepted by the Ministry of Health and later incorporated  into national regulation. As a member Adjunct Faculty at the Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, Rockefeller University, she is also involved in genetic studies. Dr. Peles recently received the Chimera Award at EUROPAD’s most recent conference held in Leiden, Netherlands.

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